The Denver Nuggets and Utah Jazz played a fantastic Game 7 on Tuesday night that came down to the final seconds, which was fitting for what was such a fun series.
And man did the Jazz come so close to winning this one in absolutely dramatic fashion. Instead, Mike Conley’s 3-point attempt went in and out at the buzzer, giving Denver the the 80-78 victory and a date with the Los Angeles Clippers in the second round of the playoffs.
The final 17 seconds of this game were so frantic. A Utah turnover gave the Nuggets a chance to put the game away but a missed shot gave Utah one last chance. Conley was able to sprint down the court and get a great look at a game-winner, but it didn’t fall.
Look at how close this was:
Donovan Mitchell was Devastated Conley’s shot didn’t go down. pic.twitter.com/GNtFGNmXJU
— Alex 👋 (@Dubs408) September 2, 2020
If that goes in it’s easily one of the best buzzer-beaters in NBA playoff history, given that it was a Game 7 and that it was just a wild finish.
Here’s the frantic last seconds:
The chaotic end to Jazz – Nuggets pic.twitter.com/sDBNrlTLTb
— CJ Fogler #BlackLivesMatter (@cjzero) September 2, 2020
I don’t know why the Nuggets didn’t just pull up and draw a foul instead of trying to get a bucket, but I’m glad they didn’t because that ending was a lot more fun.
Well, unless you are Conley and the Jazz.